A Nuremberg crossbow winch with etched decoration, dated 1584
From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots
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Iron cranequin, the rectangular gearbox with a finely etched cover plate on the front. Embellished with a continuous scene of leaping hounds and hares. Curved crank arm with the original wooden handle, the original windlass of braided hemp cord on the back. The sturdy rack with a mark struck above the prong, engraved with the date 1584. Small, mounted brass pointer plate, the belt hook is missing. Length 36 cm.
Condition: II +
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The metal surfaces in good condition with a slight age patina, no corrosion. The etching clear and well preserved. The belt clasp and one of the fastening bolts of the crankcase have been lost.